Volunteers exceptional contribution recognised with special award.

Two St John volunteer drivers have been presented with the Mick Peters Award for Exceptional contribution to Rescue and Community Services.

Voluntary Ambulance Care Assistants Paul Kennedy and Neil Archer give up their own time to assist the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service with the collection and delivery of renal patients, who require transport to hospital for dialysis. The pair who also volunteer as Ambulance Reservists, were presented their awards by the Steve Le Page, the Chairman of the St John Ambulance & Rescue Service board.

Chief Officer Ali Marquis said “Both Paul and Neil are an asset to the Service over the last few years they have assisted the service by giving many hours month after month, often in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends.”Mrs Marquis added “Paul and Neil are very approachable volunteers who have made the decision to help others in need. We are very grateful for Paul and Neil’s continued support and all they do for the St John organisation.”

This special Annual Award is presented in memory of Mick Peters. Mick completed 34 years of service and was a Senior Officer of the St John Ambulance & Rescue Service before his retirement. The annual Award is for exceptional contribution to the rescue and community services throughout the year.